Phone: (530) 272-2643 Ext. 203
Schedule: Monday thru Friday, most all of the time
Teaching & Administrative Experience
I have 24 years of teaching experience at elementary, middle and high school levels. I’ve taught in southern and northern CA in various schools with students of diverse economic, ethnic, and academic backgrounds. These experiences have given me valuable information in the formation of student learning throughout the grade levels. I’ve had the privilege of being a high school principal for seven years, specializing in alternative education with Nevada Joint Union High School District. I am thrilled to join the John Muir Charter School system and its partnership with YouthBuild, a nationally recognized agency that endorses my core beliefs in education. With YouthBuild, I hope to dramatically increase the positive impact and contributions of young adults in Nevada County as we deliver education, build their leadership and vocation skills, and partner with the local community.
Interests and Hobbies:
- Looking and learning how to cook new foods and cuisines
- Working outside in the dirt, caring for things that grow
- Making things beautiful, regardless of the medium
- Serving and working alongside others to make a difference in the world
I enjoy partnering with the following agencies in our community: The Nevada County Office of Education, Nevada Joint Union High School District, Habitat for Humanity, FREED, OneStop/Calworks, Community Support Network of Nevada County, Partners in English Language Learning, Behavioral Health, F.I.E.L.D., faith based organizations, churches and other nonprofits across the county, the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition, police and sheriff departments, and the many, many great people in our county.